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Worcester News: Consultant plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon at BMI Droitwich Hospital Darren Chester.

8:02am Sunday 21st December 2014

ONCE it was the exclusive preserve of movie stars and millionaires – but today people from all walks of life are considering cosmetic surgery.

Hospitals in Worcestershire under "unprecedented" pressure

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8:02am Saturday 20th December 2014

HOSPITALS in Worcestershire are struggling under "unprecedented" pressure in what has been a record-breaking week for hospitals across the country.

Pregnant women reminded to get flu jab

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6:05pm Friday 19th December 2014

MOTHERS-to-be in Worcestershire are being urged to make sure they have had their flu jab this winter.

Tuneful schoolchildren add festive accompaniment to coffee morning

Worcester News: Children from St Clement's Primary School choir perform some festive tunes at St John's Library.

5:51pm Friday 19th December 2014

VISITORS to a Worcester library enjoyed some festive singing from a primary school choir.

Doctor applauded for work helping Worcestershire eye patients

Worcester News: Tarun Sharma receiving his award from TV personality Dr Christian Jessen at the ceremony in Birmingham.

5:29pm Friday 19th December 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE doctor has been applauded for his work helping people in the county suffering with eye conditions.

Project embedding pharmacists in A&E wins national award

Worcester News: Project embedding pharmacists in A&E wins national award

5:08pm Friday 19th December 2014

A PROJECT placing pharmacists in the A&E department at Worcestershire Royal Hospital has won a national award for its work helping patients go home from hospital as quickly as possible.

Ambulance boss to leave one of his two roles

Worcester News: Chief executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service and East of England Ambulance Service Dr Anthony Marsh.

4:19pm Friday 19th December 2014

THE man at the head of two ambulance services – including the one covering Worcestershire – is to step down from one of his roles, it has been revealed.

Retiree raises £12,000 for hospice in friend's memory

Worcester News: Bob Pudge and wife Jane enjoy his retirement party.

2:01pm Friday 19th December 2014

A WORCESTER man retired in style by raising more than £12,000 for a city hospice which cared for one of his friends in her final days.

Cancer survival rates increasing in Worcestershire

Worcester News: Worcester MP Robin Walker.

12:31pm Friday 19th December 2014

THE amount of cancer patients in Worcestershire living at least a year after being diagnosed with the disease has seen a significant increase over the past 17 years.

Worcestershire people urged to sign up to Dry January

Worcester News: File photo dated 29/01/09 of a person drinking a bottle of beer as the harmful effects of drinking have caused more than 5,000 deaths every year in England and Wales for the last decade, official figures show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesda

6:02am Friday 19th December 2014

WITH Christmas party season in full swing it seems unlikely that many in Worcestershire are giving much thought to taking a break from their favourite tipple.

Parents reminded to book flu vaccination

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4:40pm Thursday 18th December 2014

PARENTS in Worcestershire with children aged between two and four are being reminded to get their flu jab.

Worcestershire children with cystic fibrosis will be able to get care closer to home

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:26pm Thursday 18th December 2014

CHILDREN in Worcestershire living with cystic fibrosis no longer have to travel to Birmingham for treatment following a new arrangement with the organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Fresh calls for Worcester CIty FC to return home following FA Cup run

Worcester News: Worcester City v Scunthorpe United FA Cup Replay (14843130)

4:02pm Thursday 18th December 2014

FRESH calls have been made for Worcester City FC to return home from exile following the massive swell in support during their FA Cup run.

Masked men break into farm shop

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3:04pm Thursday 18th December 2014

A TRIO of masked men broke into Gwillams Farm Shop in Bevere, near Worcester, by forcing their way through a wall at the back of the building between 7.50pm and 8.16pm on Tuesday, December 16 and stole a small amount of meat.

Worcestershire church handed £20,000 lottery grant

Worcester News: St. Michael and All Angels Church, Great Witley-Picture John Anyon (11830437)

1:02pm Thursday 18th December 2014

ONE of Worcestershire’s most spectacular churches has been handed a £20,000 windfall to help urgent repairs to its roof.

Worcestershire church handed £20,000 lottery grant

Worcester News: St. Michael and All Angels Church, Great Witley-Picture John Anyon (11830437)

1:00pm Thursday 18th December 2014

ONE of Worcestershire’s most spectacular churches has been handed a £20,000 windfall to help urgent repairs to its roof.

Police stop man with machete strapped to leg in The Tything

Worcester News: Workers abused position of trust

12:50pm Thursday 18th December 2014

A WORCESTER man is to appear in court after he was spotted carrying a 1.5 foot machete on a busy city centre street in broad daylight.

Marathon man hopes to raise thousands in memory of former Worcester News journalist

Worcester News: Former Worcester News journalist Sarah Veall, who died in June after a long battle with cancer.

12:15pm Thursday 18th December 2014

A WORCESTER man is planning to run 13 marathons in aid of a city hospice in memory of his girlfriend.

Adults go back to school to learn about glass art

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11:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

CRAFTY adults have been going back to school to learn how to make some unusual artworks.

Opticians donates high-visibility vests to Worcester schools

Worcester News: High visibility........Carla Hughes (Back left) and Heather Hunt (Back right) from Specsavers, Broad Street, Worcester, present high visibility vests to pupils at Whittington CE Primary School, Worcester, watched by Gary Richards (Centre) Head Teacher. Pi

10:37am Thursday 18th December 2014

WORCESTER schoolchildren will be extra safe when out and about during the dark winter mornings and nights thanks to a Worcester opticians.

Stern warning issued to problem drinkers in build up to Christmas

Worcester News: 94 arrests for drink-driving in West Mercia and Warwickshire in the past two weeks

9:48am Thursday 18th December 2014

POLICE have issued a stern warning to anyone planning on causing trouble on the streets of Worcestershire in the build-up to Christmas.

Evesham schoolboy swims 50km to raise cash for neonatal unit

Worcester News: Consultant paediatrician at Worcestershire Royal Hospital Dr Andrew Gallagher with Ben Chadwick and junior neonatal sister Elaine Evans at the hospital's neonatal unit.

5:01pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

AN EVESHAM schoolboy who spent the first few weeks of his life in hospital swam 50km to raise £1,210 for a neonatal intensive care unit in Worcestershire.

Evesham schoolboy swims 50km to raise cash for neonatal unit

Worcester News: Consultant paediatrician at Worcestershire Royal Hospital Dr Andrew Gallagher with Ben Chadwick and junior neonatal sister Elaine Evans at the hospital's neonatal unit.

5:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

AN EVESHAM schoolboy who spent the first few weeks of his life in hospital swam 50km to raise £1,210 for a neonatal intensive care unit in Worcestershire.

Take extra care of yourself over Christmas, say health bosses

Worcester News: (4896893)

3:54pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

WITH the cold weather setting in and cold and flu bugs in full swing, health bosses in Worcestershire are advising people in the county to take extra care of themselves and their families.

Man robbed and beaten up in his own home by three thugs

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3:13pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

THREE thugs broke into a house in Worcester and assaulted a man inside.

Malvern man who joined fight against Islamic State returns home

Worcester News: James Hughes (right) with Jamie Read (left) and another unknown man in Syria.

2:54pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A FORMER soldier from Malvern who travelled to Syria to join the fight against Islamic State last month has returned home.

Lawnmowers, 50 bottles of beer, bikes, ladder and brush stolen near Pershore

Worcester News: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

2:18pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

THEIVES stole 50 bottles of beer, a Mountfield lawnmower and a Honda lawnmower, two bicycles, an aluminium ladder and a brushcutter from a garage in Lower Wolverton, near Pershore, overnight between Saturday, December 13 and the following morning

Suspicious activity in Great Comberton garden

Worcester News: Motorbike stolen from Stourport garage

2:17pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

AN UNKNOWN person entered a garden in Great Comberton, near Pershore, during the night on Tuesday, December 16 and entered a shed. They turned off the electricity supply to the garden’s security lights and moved a workbench across the garden so they could get into an adjacent field. Nothing was stolen

Boots stolen in Eckington

Worcester News: (3971142)

2:15pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A PAIR of navy blue size four Hunter wellington boots was stolen from the front porch of a house in Eckington, near Pershore, between 11.15am on Friday, December 12 and 2pm the following day.

Catalytic converter stolen in Grafton Flyford

Worcester News: (7850371)

2:15pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A CATALYTIC converter was cut off a Land Rover Freelander parked in Grafton Flyford, near Worcester, between 4pm on Thursday, December 11 and 10.30am the following day.

Wire netting stolen in Bretforton

Worcester News: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

2:13pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

THIEVES forced the steel door of a farm building in Main Street, Bretforton, near Evesham, open overnight between Sunday, December 14 and the following morning and stole seven or eight rolls of netting wire.

Wallet stolen in Offenham

Worcester News: Motorbike stolen from Stourport garage

2:12pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A WALLET containing a driving licence and a bank card was stolen from a car parked on a driveway in Three Cocks Lane, Offenham, near Evesham, between 5pm on Sunday, December 14 and 1.20am the following day. The thieves later attempted to use the bank card.

Phone stolen from car in Cleeve Prior

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2:12pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A BLACK Samsung Galaxy phone was stolen from a car parked in Holden Lane, Cleeve Prior, near Evesham, after thieves smashed the front windscreen between 3am and 5am on Sunday, December 14.

Scrambler bike stolen from South Littleton

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2:11pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

AN UNREGISTERED 125cc Honda scrambler bike was stolen from a garage in Long Hyde Road, South Littleton, near Evesham, between 9am on Monday, December 8 and 10am on Saturday, December 13.

Scooter stolen near Evesham

Worcester News: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

2:10pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A GREY Peugeot 49cc scooter was stolen from the front of a house in West Side, North Littleton, near Evesham, between midnight and 8am on Friday, December 12.

Tools stolen near Pershore

Worcester News: Motorbike stolen from Stourport garage

2:06pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A STIHL 16-inch chainsaw, leaf blower and hedge trimmer were stolen from a garage in Throckmorton Road, Pershore, between 8pm on Sunday, December 14 and 7am the following day.

Numberplate stolen near Pershore

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2:05pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

THE rear numberplate was stolen from a vehicle parked in Tilesford Park, Pershore, between 2.45am and 1pm on Sunday, December 14.

Motorbike stolen near Stourport

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2:05pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A BLACK Husqvarna motorbike was reported stolen from a shed in Lincomb, near Stourport, on Monday, December 15. It is not known when the bike was stolen.

Timber stolen in Hartlebury

Worcester News: Motorbike stolen from Stourport garage

2:03pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

TIMBER and an unassembled shed were stolen from a shed on allotments in Old Worcester Road, Hartlebury, between 10am on Thursday, December 4 and 11am on Friday, December 12.

Window forced open in Droitwich

Worcester News: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

2:02pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A WINDOW of a house in King George Avenue, Droitwich, was forced open after the sealant was cut some time during the day on Saturday, December 13. The offenders did not gain entry to the house and nothing was stolen.

Even more jewellery stolen in Droitwich

Worcester News: (3971142)

2:01pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

JEWELLERY was stolen from a house in Alexander Avenue, Droitwich, after thieves broke in by breaking a window pane by the front door between 12.15pm and 6.15pm on Monday, December 15.

Pervert shocks dog walker in park

Worcester News: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

10:21am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A DOG walker was left shocked after a man exposed himself to her in a Worcester park.

Extra bobbies out on the beat this weekend to deal with drunkeness

Worcester News: BINGE CULTURE: Youths out drinking

9:34am Wednesday 17th December 2014

WITH this weekend set to be the busiest of the year for pubs, bars and clubs across Worcestershire, extra police will be out on the streets dealing with any trouble.

Families tell of night of drama after they flee explosions from garage fire

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8:50am Wednesday 17th December 2014

FAMILIES fled after a garage caught fire in Dines Green, Worcester.

Police, councils, NHS and charities sign joint mental health agreement

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6:04am Wednesday 17th December 2014

POLICE, councils, charities, the NHS and other organisations across Worcestershire and the surrounding area have teamed up to improve mental health care in the region.

People with breathing problems advised to take extra care in cold weather

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5:48pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

PEOPLE with breathing problems in Worcestershire are being urged to take extra care as winter sets in.

Temporary minor injuries unit to ease pressure on West Midlands hospitals over Christmas

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5:27pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

WITH the Christmas party season in full swing, a special minor injuries unit has been set up in an effort to relieve the pressure on A&E departments in the West Midlands.

Appeal for witnesses following fatal crash near Hereford

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4:24pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a crash near Hereford on Friday, December 12, in which a 58-year-old motorcyclist from the city was killed.

Brave children invited to air ambulance Christmas party

Worcester News: Millie Davies-Blount, aged five, has fun at the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity  Christmas party.

4:18pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

BRAVE children got the chance to thank air ambulance crews who helped save their lives at a special Christmas Party last weekend.

94 arrests for drink-driving in West Mercia and Warwickshire in the past two weeks

Worcester News: 94 arrests for drink-driving in West Mercia and Warwickshire in the past two weeks

2:31pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

POLICE have arrested 94 drink drivers across West Mercia and Warwickshire in the first two weeks of December alone, with one almost five times over the limit.

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